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LEGO Travel Kit

LEGO Travel Kit

This LEGO travel kit is a perfect way to keep your Lego lover entertained on a long car trip or plane ride.

LEGO Travel Kit

If you follow me on Instagram, you know we recently took a family vacation to Colorado. This is about a 650 mile drive from Des Moines to our first destination in Denver. If you’re not making many stops, that’s a 10 hour drive. It took us almost 12 with various stops. Prior to this, our longest road trip with Carter was last year’s trip to the Wisconsin Dells, which is about a 6 hour drive from here.

We regularly drive 2 hours to visit Todd’s parents, and Carter gets bored on that drive, so I was a little worried about how he’d do on a 10+ hour trek. Several months ago I had pinned this portable LEGO kit from mama.papa.bubba. Of course I didn’t think of putting this together until the night before we were leaving, so luckily all of the items I used were already on hand. In less than 10 minutes it our LEGO travel kit was complete. No better type of project!

Supplies:

  • Lunch box
  • LEGO plates to fit inside cover of lunchbox
  • Velcro
  • LEGOS for building

I started by finding LEGO plates to fit the inside cover of the lunch box. I didn’t have one that fit perfectly, but I found two that worked together for the right size. I removed the tape from the velcro and adhered one side to the underside of the LEGO plates. Then I put the other side of the velcro tab facing its velcro counterpart and removed the backing. This allows you to easily affix the other side of the velcro  by just pressing the LEGO plates into the inside cover without having to worry about trying to get them aligned.

After that, Carter helped me pick out some LEGOs to put into the travel kit. He picked a variety of building blocks of different sizes as well as vehicles and minifigs.

It drives me a little nuts, but Carter loves to switch his minifigs around. Here are two of the mismatches he made at a restaurant somewhere in Nebraska. I didn’t get any pictures of his other creations.

mismatch-minifig

I’ll post more pictures from our vacation in my July Wrap Up later this month, but all-in-all the road trip was a success! Between the LEGO travel kit, DVD’s and some little gifts I wrapped up from the Target dollar bin, we kept the “are we there yet’s” to a minimum.

Linked Up At: That DIY Party; Think Pink Sunday; The Creative Collection; Monday Funday

 

2 Comments

  1. Kelley says:

    Great idea. I will have to see if I can’t find something similar for my son to take along his legos too.

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